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- Said of a computer operating system that behaves closely to Unix. Often used to describe systems which do not qualify for use of the Unix trademark.
- "NetBSD provides its users with a free Unix-like system."
- Said of a computer program having design principles consistent with those of Unix
- "This program is much more Unix-like: it operates on standard I/O instead of prompting the user for filenames."